The Preah Vihear Temple is a Khmer sanctuary arranged at the highest point of Poy Tadi, a 525-meter (1720 ft) precipice in the Dangrek Mountains found in the Preah Vihear Province of northern Cambodia. The sanctuary issues its name to Cambodia’s Preah Vihear area and is 140 km from Angkor Wat, roughly 320 km from Phnom Penh.
Preah Vihear Temple has the most staggering setting of every last one of sanctuaries fabricated amid the six-centuries-in length Khmer Empire. The Temple is made out of a progression of asylums connected by an arrangement of asphalts and staircases over a 800 meter long pivot and is fabricated with a reasonable perspective of the fields from where it stands. Committed to Shiva, this sanctuary is abnormal among Khmer sanctuaries in being developed along a long north-south pivot as opposed to having the traditional rectangular arrangement with introduction toward the east. Nonetheless, despite the fact that the structure of this sanctuary is altogether different from the sanctuary “mountains” found at Angkor, it is accepted to have been manufactured to fill the same need as a stylised representation of Mount Meru, the home of the divine beings.
Through the vigorous endeavors of the Royal Government of Cambodia under the shrewd, splendid authority of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Preah Vihear Temple has been recorded and proclaimed a World Heritage site by UNESCO on July 8, 2008.